Charred Garlic Butter Shrimp

A Kitchen Classic Done Over the Fire

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Grilling fresh shrimp is just one of the classic summer dishes. Just like a Burger or a Steak, shrimp recipes have a way of finding themselves out of the kitchen and on to the grill. So why not take a kitchen classic like garlic butter shrimp and put it over some hot Cowboy Charcoal?

The recipe you will find below is a twist on one of my families favorite seafood dishes. Add a little bit of lemon zest and some chopped parsley and this might be your new family favorite!


Cooking the shrimp over the fire.

Cooking the shrimp over the fire.

Charred Garlic Butter Shrimp Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp of butter
  • 1/2 pound of medium shrimp, peeled (de-vein if you like)
  • 1 tbsp of kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp of black pepper
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp of Lemon juice
  • (Optional) Freshly chopped parsley



  • In a bowl, mix the shrimp, salt, pepper, garlic and lemon juice thoroughly.
  • Light the Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal in a charcoal chimney or mound inside your grill and let burn for 10-15 minutes.
  • Preheat your cast iron skillet by placing it over the fire about 5-10 minutes before cooking.
  • Place butter on to skillet and let fully melt.
  • Add the seasoned shrimp to the skillet and let cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Pull shrimp off grill and sprinkle freshly chopped parsley on top!


Want to make it Surf 'n Turf? Try adding some Dirty Steak!


Time to eat!

Time to eat!

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